Idol Headlines for 11/14/12

The American Idol Judges Round Auditions hit the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California today.

Scott McCreery bringing Christmas show to MassMutual Center – Christmas has special meaning for “American Idol’ champ Scotty McCreery, who will perform on Friday at the MassMutual Center in Springfield in support of his new holiday album. At age 10, McCreery received his first guitar, a Christmas present from his grandfather. “It is probably my favorite Christmas present. I started strumming right away. I might not have sounded good, but I was strumming. That guitar carried me a long way, for sure,” he said. – Read more at MassLive

New survey finds women who suffer from migraines want a better understanding of migraine triggers – PARSIPPANY, N.J., Nov. 14, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Ninety percent of women who suffer from migraines agree that with an increased understanding of the triggers, they can better manage their migraines, according to a survey1 conducted by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine. That is why today, the makers of Excedrin® Migraine have joined with singer, actress and Broadway star, Jordin Sparks, and well-known Lenox Hill Hospital internist Keri Peterson, MD – both migraine sufferers – to launch, “Managing Migraines: Know Your Triggers. Know Your Treatment,” a new education campaign. It’s designed to raise awareness of the importance of tracking migraine triggers so sufferers can better manage their migraines. – Read more at Herald Online

Jordin Sparks: T.I. Concert Cutie – Jordin Sparks is fall chic as she arrives at T.I.‘s concert held at Comerica Theater in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday night (November 10). The 22-year-old actress/singer was just announced as a performer at this year’s VH1?s Divas, which will also honor her former co-star Whitney Houston. The special will air next month. Recently speaking with US Weekly, Jordin dished on boyfriend Jason Derulo and not shying away from marriage. – Read more at Just Jared Jr.

Scotty McCreery & Phillip Phillips: Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony! – Scotty McCreery hits the stage for The Grove’s 10th Annual Star Studded Holiday Tree Lighting Spectacular in Los Angeles on Sunday night (November 11). The Season 10 American Idol winner joined The Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton, Melanie Fiona, Colbie Callait, Far East Movement, and season 11 winner Phillip Phillips at the annual event. Scotty sang a few tunes off of his new holiday album, including “Christmas in Heaven.” Be sure to watch both his and Phillip‘s performances below! See the Photos at Just Jared Jr.

Casey James’ ‘No Shave November’ Commitment Is for Hairy Good Cause – If you’ve seen Casey James or any of the guys in his band lately, you know they’re looking a little scruffy these days. They’ve thrown their grooming habits out the window … for a good cause. The “American Idol” alum is participating in the annual “No Shave November” competition, letting his facial hair grow until he and his “Team Casey James” members have raised a lot of money for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. They’re currently in the lead, with more than $4,400 raised so far. Help Casey strengthen that lead — and help St Jude find cures for childhood cancer and other diseases — by donating here through Nov. 30. – Read more at The Boot

Kristy Lee Cook pens song from dad’s war poems – NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The idea for Kristy Lee Cook’s new single started on the battlefields of the Vietnam War. The country singer’s dad, Larry Cook, would put down his M16 rifle and pick up a pen, translating his emotional experiences into poetry. Years later, Cook turned her father’s words into music, and the result is a moving tribute to veterans called “Airborne Ranger Infantry.” It opens with the line: “My daddy was a soldier in a foreign war, but he doesn’t like to talk about it anymore.” “My dad had written these poems when he was in the military, and it was really cool because we framed them and we hung them up in the house,” she said. – Read more at Huffington Post

‘The X Factor’ Finalists Talk Britney Spears and Demi Lovato (EXCLUSIVE!) – The competition is getting fierce on The X Factor as the finalists go through the elimination rounds. With only 12 groups left competing, we headed over to The X Factor stage to hear how the contestants are handling the pressure and what it was like meeting pop icons Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. Emblem3 is quick to admit, “I liked [Britney] more than I liked the Backstreet Boys!” While these two musical divas seem to be on another level, all of the contestants are quick to say how down-to-earth Brit Brit and Demi really are. – See the Video at Cambio

‘Voice’ Semifinalist Diego Val Reemerges With Sons Of Mariel – Diego Val sort of got a raw deal on “The Voice”–competing on Team Cee Lo, arguably Season 3’s strongest team, and additionally being forced by Cee Lo Green to sing a Latin pop song that absolutely didn’t suit him, Enrique Iglesias’s “Bailamos,” during the Live Playoffs. Diego ended up going home last Thursday, but now, thanks to Sons Of Mariel, his new project with Black Eyed Peas cohort George Pajon, he’s back to making the raw, organic, rootsy music that is his stock in trade.


Joe McElderry on Simon Cowell: ‘We’re not the best of friends’

X Factor to bow out of the Christmas chart battle – The X Factor is taking itself out of this year’s race for Christmas number one, Newsbeat has learnt. It’s thought the show will hold its final on 9 December, a fortnight before the Christmas chart will be announced. Traditionally The X Factor has wrapped up the week before the Christmas singles chart, to maximise potential for reaching the festive top spot. Last year Christmas Day fell on a Sunday, with the TV show ending earlier than past years. – Read more at BBC Newsbeat

‘Dancing With the Stars’ Gilles Marini: ‘Hard work just doesn’t cut it sometimes’ – While many “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” fans accurately predicted Kirstie Alley’s exit Tuesday (Nov. 13), the departure of Gilles Marini was a surprise — to everyone but Gilles. Even though the French actor consistently wowed the judges with his technical skill, he suggested to reporters tonight that his fate was sealed after he and partner Peta Murgatroyd were booted early from the swing-dance marathon two weeks ago. “They did something,” he said carefully. “How do I describe … the marathon dance — out of nowhere you can pick and choose because it’s … it’s not a pure dance. – Read more at Zap2it

Darren Criss & Chace Crawford – 2012 GQ Men of the Year Party – Darren Criss and Chace Crawford attend the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Party held at the Chateau Marmont on Tuesday (November 13) in Los Angeles. Darren, 25, was joined at the event by his Glee co-stars Cory Monteith, Matthew Morrison, Harry Shum Jr., Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Jenna Ushkowitz and Chace‘s Gossip Girl co-star Jessica Szohr. – See the Photos at Just Jared

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  • Huba Buba

     Haley Reinhart Played Hotel Cafe To Packed House – Concert Review

  • justmefornow

    With no promo for SCIBIT, it’s nice to see the rock blogs starting to notice the single:, 

    Nice review too:

    Now I wish they’d release the full video!

  • MellyPer1692

    So cool that Adam sang some NEW songs last night (Underneath, Are you gonna go my way, Reggea Outlaws of Love, Fame)!!

    Here’s a great vid of Underneath

  • Leandro

    Joe McElderry isn’t Simon’s best friend like 1D won’t be their best friend too 5 years later when Simon will turn his back on them.

  • justmefornow

    Nice review for Haley. Hope things are going well for her.

  • Leandro

    Yep. There isn’t any promo for the song. It’s a good song and it didn’t even reach top 1000 on i-tunes. I think it was more like a present for the fan than any real commercial attempt. I bought it and i’m OK with that.

  • justmefornow

    I didn’t expect any promo from Wind up actually.
    I always thought it was a spur of the moment recorded jam session as a gift to his fans to hold them over til the album comes out.
    But it’s getting good reviews, and as long as the rock community approves, he’s on the right track sound-wise towards the new album.

  • girlygirltoo

    Xmas singles rarely get much promo. I think most artists release them as a combination gift for fans and as a way to keep their name out their between actual singles and/or albums. James got an article on Yahoo!Music about SCIBIT — that’s more promo right there than most Xmas songs get.

  • Sharon S.

    Finally…”Are You Gonna Go My Way” from Adam’s SA concert:

    And his band introductions, with a twist…he scats his way through them. :-)  Too cute!

  • MellyPer1692

    Adams cover of Lenny Kravitz ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way!! Sooo good! Love the fringe

  • OffLeash

    Besides, wouldn’t people buy Xmas albums rather than Xmas singles? I’m too lazy to check, not to mention I shouldn’t even be posting right now, but someone might come up with numbers.

  • loveroftalent

    Love it thanks so much….Adam is so versatile….What a performer…..

  • Nadine_Bitch

    The concert was fantastic! Yeah Adam is so versatile and a polish performer.

    I loved how he added 2 dancers yet he dances better than them;) lol

    and those costumes were great. I love love love the Blue suit and Trespassing jacket in close second:)

  • lisa

    I’ll donate to St.Jude that is a fantasic organization to help find a cure for cancer

  • Jordana33

    Thanks for posting that Diego Val video. I like his sound and hopefully his group Sons of Mariel can get some positive exposure from being on the Voice. I love Cee Lo, but he definitely threw Diego under the bus when he made him sing that Enrique Iglesias song. The guy was clearly a rocker, and prior to the live rounds, he had some pretty good performances.

  • MellyPer1692

    Story on People Magazines sexiest men issue:

    Adam Levine, Adam Lambert, Blake Shelton round out the idol/voice contingent. Other musicians chosen were Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesiu & Michael Buble. On news stands on Friday,

  • tripp_ncwy
  • lufausljc

    Full Version of “People Like Us”

    Source: Atrl

  • girlygirltoo

    Here’s my daily update on new concert dates for Kris, lol

    Feb. 13 – Sacramento, CA
    March 17 – Fayetteville, Ark
    April 17 – Minneapolis, MN

  • MellyPer1692

    This is really cool! VH1 has launched a new service that’s like a one-stop shop for fans to see content from their favorite artists. The launch was today and Adam, Kelly, Adam Levine, Jordin, Xtina and Daughtry have their own pages!

    From hits daily double:

    ARTISTS ONLY: Today is launch day for Artists.VH1, which will serve as the new front door for artists to have their music showcased across VH1’s various channels and screens. The new platform has been created to serve worthy bands and artists who’ve been underexposed in the digital space—a discovery destination spanning multiple genres and decades”

    Main page:

    Adam Lamberts page

    Kelly’s page

  • Valarie

    James’ Christmas song is also available on Amazon mp3 for all of us Android fans.

  • girlygirltoo


  • Incipit

    Interesting new service, MellyPeri692. David Cook has a page on there too, so does Kris Allen, Lee, and James Durbin, and SCIBIT is already on it. CaseyJ and CaseyA are represented, and Crystal, but but not Haley.

    Their PR Mission Statement seemed odd, considering the featured artists don’t seem all ‘that’ underexposed. Heh. “The new platform has been created to serve worthy bands and artists who’ve been underexposed in the digital space”

    But I’m typing in a few names and so far was able to pull up Burn Halo, Sevendust,and a few other random bands…some others, like HOH have a mention on their page, but no content, some are missing altogether…I guess it’s a work in progress.

  • MellyPer1692

    Ah, thanks Incipit. I only went by those idols/voice people that were pictured on their home page. Good to know !

  • girlygirltoo

    Pretty much every ex-Idol who has had any sort of recent mainstream success has a page on there:

    Kris has a page:

    So does Lee:

    so does Casey James:

    so does Scotty:

    I didn’t see one for Phillip yet, but I’m sure he’ll have one soon

  • MellyPer1692

    Thanks girlygirl, as I posted to Incipit, I only went by the artists they featured in their home page. Good for everyone!

  • Eilonwy

    This seemed weirdly familiar, so I followed the link from your HDD link — it’s the same Artists.MTV site that was introduced as a beta in August. Not a criticism — it’s useful to know that it finally got out of beta, as the original full launch date had been September.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Just checked out the MTV/Beta site…and I have to say, I know these artists are in the public eye, but how weird it would be to know one’s every tweet is posted across the screen like that.  On the other hand, if it gets one more person to know about an artist, ah, well… 

  • HKfan

    I can’t believe all these christmas songs being sung, tree lighting concerts etc happening over the last week or 2…..its only the middle of november!!!!
    One of the plus’s to living in Asia, nothing christmassy really happens until December.

  • Caro3278sweet

    Casey James is listed as an R&B artist. LOL. 

    At least they have the COAS vid posted. I would think anyone who watches that will know… ah… not R&B.

  • elliegrll

    The attempt to make Diamond look her age was a much better idea than giving her songs that try to make her look like a big voiced diva.  

  • girlygirltoo

    oops, the Fayetteville gig for Kris is March 7 — not the 17th

  • irockhard

    It was released early, word-of-mouth could get it a bump on iTunes closer to Xmas. I hope he does at least one of those Xmas gigs and he performs it there. Otherwise I don’t expect much else.